The Lighthorse Police Standard

Jason O'Neal, Former Lighthorse Police Chief

With receiving more than 100 candidates per open position, the Lighthorse Police Department is extremely selective when it comes to hiring new officers. After a rigorous testing program, one of the most important characteristics in new recruits is integrity. Candidates who demonstrate a moral character and ability to serve the Chickasaw Nation with integrity rise to the top of the field. Learn more from Jason O'Neal, former Lighthorse Police Chief and current Deputy Assistant Director for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


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